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Portugal GP Track Guide

Here's all you need to know about the Portugal GP, officially named as the Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prémio De Portugal 2021.


The construction of the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (or Portimão Circuit) was finished in October 2008, and was designed by Ricardo Pina. The total cost was €195 million (approximately $250 million). In October 2010 the teams agreed to add the Portimão Circuit to the Formula One testing roster along with Bahrain.

Track Characteristics (as seen above)

Turns: 15

DRS Zones: 2

Circuit Length: 4.653km (2.891 mi)

Total Race Distance: 306.826 km (190.653 mi)

Number of Laps: 66

Lap Record: 1:18.750 (Lewis Hamilton, 2020)

Direction: Clockwise


For this track, the hardest Pirelli compounds have been selected. The hardest C1 compound as the P Zero White hard, the C2 as the P Zero Yellow medium and the C3 as the P Zero Red soft. The same tyre nomination was made in 2020 and these tyres have been chosen to match the demanding characteristics of the Portimao circuit, which is back on the calendar at reasonably short notice this year after making its Formula 1 debut last October.

Pressure and Camber info:

Minimum Starting Pressure (slicks): 21.0 psi (front), 19.0 psi (rear)

EOS Camber limit: -3.25° (front), -2.00° (rear)

More information on tyre and circuit characteristics by Pirelli:

Click here to see the entire Portugal GP weekend schedule.

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